Chapel Down raises £18.5m through share offer

English winery Chapel Down has raised £18.53 million through the issue of new shares to accelerate the growth of its business, and also intends to launch a further open offer for existing shareholders to raise a further £1.47m.

Brexit deal paves the way for trade talks to begin

Talks on establishing trade deals with Europe after Brexit could finally get underway next year after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she had reached an agreement with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker over the UK's exit from the EU.

Wine and spirits to benefit from EU-Japan trade deal

The EU and Japan have formalised a free trade deal that will reduce red tape and offer preferential access for imports between both countries after more than four years of negotiations.

Biggest drinks trade acquisitions of 2017

While every year brings with it its fair share of mergers and acquisitions, 2017 has seen some of the biggest, with the drinks trade catching onto the promise of super premium Tequila, the burgeoning trade in Cannabis and unstoppable rise of craft.

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